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i-Atgona (la.) Upper £fe* Mdtfte* Thursday, February 14, 19S? 1AL, PAGE NATIONAL GUARD SLURS Back in colonial days the able-bodied men in a village and surrounding countryside gath- ed once a year, armed with their muskets and power horns. The local militia commander would stand by as his men asnwered the roll. This was the annudl muster. * As times changed, so did the old volunteer militia. A standing, paid military force developed. But along with it, the old militia of volunteers gradually evolved into what might be termed the National Guard of today. The recent controversy about the National Guard in Washington has two sides. But the focal point of the debate centers around the Inference that the National Guard, by some unknown process, is called a "draft dodging" outfit. What Secretary of Defense Wilson meant was that he believed some men joined the National Guard during the Korean military action period in the belief that they would escape the draft into the army and thus might escape going to Korea — or some other theatre of war. Mr Wilson well knows that the National Guard is actually a part of the regular army, subject to call at any time. Some National Guard units saw action in Korea; some did not. Anyone who joined the National Guard in those years thinking that they would "escape" the draft, merely took a chance that their own Guard unit would not be called. Not every man drafted goes into a war combat area, either. Many have been drafted and never left the U. S. shores. It all is up to a throw of the dice — if we may be pardoned for using that comparison. Fundamentally, our entire national defense system is set up with about three sources of manpower — the regular, full time military enlistments, the National Guard, and the draft as a means of supplementing the first when voluntary enlistments fail to meet quotas. If the National Guard were to be entirely disbanded — which it is not — it would not change the draft situation as of today. Draftees would still be called in accordance of need for replacements in the full-time military forces. No more, no less. But, it would mean that a quickly mobile organization of volunteers, with some training, and many with veteran, combat experience, would NOT be available on an immediate, mustering basis. Wilson may have been /ight/ there may have been men -who thought" the. : gamble of a National Guard enlistment was better than a gamble on the draft. But they could have been sadly mistaken. The National Guard doesn't pretend to be the fin.pl word in a trained military. force. But it- could — and has been in American history,— a mighty handy thing to have around when extra help is needed in a hurry. And, by the way, there are enlistments now open in the Algona National Guard unit. Young men J 7 and up are eligible to join for three- year enlistments. They get paid for their drill nights, and for the two weeks regular maneuvers which they attend each year. Starting April 1, however, new National Guard enlistees will be required to serve six months of active, full-time duty before coming baqk tp civilian life with the National Guard membership, ' It might be a good time to join. And nobody who does is a draft dodger. i I * * The sole goal of athletics, says Coach Forest Evashvski of Iowa, despite what educators spy, should be to win. Yes, everybody likes to win, but Evy may find some taking issue with him — development of sportmanship, physical condition, and a spirit of teamwork are also impor-' tarit, even if you lose. * * * Secretary Dulles told Congress that our target is the, Middle East, but he seems to have somehow got himself in the line of fire. JBW is receding, sty biologists. Why not? After taking it on the chin, these many years it might be expected. U| JS. Gall gtreet-^Phone UQO-tAlgona, jowa Entered as second class matter at the postof floe at Algona, Iowa, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. *"""" Issued Thursdays in J957 By / THE UPPER 8P MOINES PUBLISHING CO. ' R. B. WAU4BR-, Managing Editor C. S. fJRLANPEJl, Advertising Manager NATIONAL EDITORIAL ' AS S oc 5 iI 'f N lEIP^ff^jjgi IT BUREAU OF REPRESENTATIVE er Represjsntatives, Inc. wV New York W. N. V* Michigan, Chic^o 1, III. .''-£ RATES IN K058UTH CO. One %'ear. in advance —„ *,„ .,,,.,,.„.sj.flp. per 0IfV AMP COP Iff Y SEWSPAPIR .,lnrir> GOVERNOR'S BUDGET Well, the proposed budget of Governor Loveless hot been presented, and we can now hash it over for a few Wddks before legislative action is taken. There are one or two things that strike us as rather important in his budget message, but have been overlooked in the general hullabaloo about the fact that he asks $15,400.000 more than the last budget. First, he made it clear that the extra money would be needed in his opinion IF a thorough program of state government reorganization was not adopted. He seemed to doubt that it would be; so do we. There are too many units, segments, departments, and beaureaucratic individuals in our present state government, and their voting strength and power is such that the legislature is not apt to upset the apple cart by reorganizing the state government as the Little Hoover commission has recommended. But if it were done, Loveless believes, the 15 million would not be necessary. Second, the largest increase by far comes in operating expenses of state institutions. Educational institutions of the State of Iowa would receive about SVi million of the added 15 million. State Board of Control (Cherokee-Anamosa- Woodward-Fort Madison, etc.) would receive an additional 3 million. Social welfare would get about 3 million more. J Third, while the general state budget would go up, the extra half cent sales tax would be eliminated. This means a drop in general revenue of about 15 million, or in other words about 15 million that lowans would NOT pay—almost the exact sum that the budget has been increased. There may be flaws in the governor's proposed budget, but on the whole it is fairly conservative. We do not expect any liquor-by-the- drink bill to pass the legislature. But if one were passed, it has been pointed out, either right or wrong, that nearly the whole budget increase would be taken care of by added state income from this source. If we don't like the 15 million increase, we could reorganize our state government into a more efficient, administrative setup. We could keep the 2'/2% sales tax. We could refuse to face the needs of state, educational and Board of Control institutions. Or we could accept liquor- by-the-drink. Which do you prefer ? NOT A DAY IN JAIL When a Federal judge in Washington recently handed down a decision following a scandalous effort to bribe a United States Senator on his vote, it was like a slap on the wrist. Ah oil company was fined $10,000 for endeavoring to influence the vote of a Senator on the ill-fated Gas-Gouge bill. Two lawyer- lobbyists for the company were each fined $2,500 and given a one year "suspended" sentence in jail. Thus, for trying to bribe a senator and buy votes for a certain bill which would have brought personal gain to certain companies involved, not a day of jail will be experienced by anyone. . Nq (loubt the fines will be termed deductible for income tax purposes, as well. The intent of law makers and judges is generally fair and square. But there are times, and this is one of them, when it seems out of balance for some smal), unknown, friendless individual to be sentenced to a jail term or fined, and then to have a couple of "big shots" practically escape without penalty for endeavoring to bribe a U. S. Senator. ' * ' * * INFLATION BIG PROBLEM 6rundy Gen**! Register — The biggest domestic problem that President Eisenhower has to face in the months ahead is finding ways and, means of checking inflation which can easily wreck the entire economy. In the past nine months, the cost of living has risen about 3%. Wages and production haven't, been able to keep up with this inflation spiral. An increase in the price of basic commodities such as steel produces innumerable price increases that are reflected in every branch of the economy. Easing credit requirements would simply add more coal to the fire, by permitting people to go further into debt for the purchase o| items that they need but cant afford. 4 As it is now in the housing business, many popple who need new homes are being priced out of the market. A medium priced house that cost $11,000 to build three years ago now costs an estimated $14,500. jt is inevitable that buyer resistance will 4 e " velop against such high prices. Particularly in the agricultural Midwest, fann ineqme, §n4 wa^es generally have lagged behind other areas in the nation that depnd upon orgahi«e4 labor and. industry to provide Buying power. The inflation threat to the people of our country is a serious one. It will take positive suction to put § stop to it- Unwarranted, price iny creases in so-called "controlled" industries .are going to have to be ended voluntarily by company an,d labor management, or the Goyern,ment wUJ have no alternative "but to impose some type of control, In 1913 whan the national debt was billion dollars Republican leaders were "shocked." In 1957, with the national debt standing §t $115 , we hea r no more atwut it from that ' is f]|t..v|' ef nwJsjnf |*,«$lf Iffi at home*when you darn well wi|h they were. t * * . . U fftyi fcere, it no* o| the cwie lit ffest given by W. C. Fields for insomnia: Gets lots of STRICTLY BUSINESS i* "Now don't forget—if you turn the wrong valve . , . Boom I" PRESIDENT'S ADVISER — A high administration source discloses that the man most responsible for developing President Eisenhower's new liberal political philosophy (Modern Republicanism) is none other than his brother Milton. Vice President Nixon, who recently tossed overboard many of his devoted friends in the Republicans' Old Guard wing, has also come under the sphere of Milton Eisenhower's influence. Brother Milton's behind-the- scenes activities are being jqojced into by his arch foe, Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin. " ! —o— ATOM NOTES — The. Atomic Energy .Commission reyeials its long-held secret — that 331 persons suffered radio-active in- jurtes during U. S. atom Activities the past 13 years... I ' Defense officials are cortsider- 4fig „ advice, .from, congrefesriien ;$ai we move ojjJe of outifwo atom-powered submarines v)«the West Coast to give the co'iintry wider protection in case of attack. RESIGNATIONS—The recent indignant criticism of President Eisenhower by the wife of Defense Secretary Charles Wilson is expected to speed up the resignation of several of Ike'£ ,cabinet,—in addition to Wilson... Insiders say that more than half of the Cabinet officers will be reshuffled within the next six months. Next man to resign from the Supreme Court, following Associate Justice Reed, will be Felix Frankfurter ... He's four years beyond the 70-year retirement age. , ; ' —o—i RACIAL—District of Colqmbia anti-Negro leaders are giving wide distribution to a confidential Department of Public Health report... T h'e report discloses that within ten years illegitimate births among whites in Washington have dropped 1& per cent—from 439 to 382, whfle at the same time out-of-we'dlock births increased 227 per; cent among Negroes — 1,391 to 3,151. —o—. COST OF LIVING -r Coffee prices, which dipped.some in .recent weeks, may drop , even lower in view of the Federal Trade Commission's investigation into the cause o.f last year'a general 25-cer4-a-pound increase ... Cigarets are going up a penny a pack—plus any additional taxes that may be imposed by 'state governments .., Reason for the increase: , Production and advertising/costs are up... ; Some grocery prices are dropping as .more and more ptores are giving up the practice of distributing trading stamps ..,, MJSCELltANY—So optimistic is the administration that the postal raise will go through this year that it has added 645 nu'llion pxpepted revenue from the Post Qffiqe Dept. ifi 1958,.. Congress has yidicatad it 'will compromise on f four-cent rate for letters.. liqiw much do congressional Investigation^ cqst the taxpayers? This year, Congress will spend, simply -for investigating people jjnd things, a total of $2,800,000! ,MEET THElatJa — WHat do you do when suddenly you^find yourself in front of a king -^- the richest, most royally garbed, king in the world. The way U came about was a comedy of errors. And. fprtu- 03t§ly, none of the king's guards whipped out their to lop my neacji off. To start at the boginnng gaudji *Aj|bian embassy was giving a reception for w^iiunt?- t.pn's big wheels ip honor of their |£iijg §auij. Curiosity. drpy« me ground to the embassy, atop a wooded knoll overlook ing* Rock prcpk P^'fej. A lot 0|VJJPs weve-i^ppin.® put of Umaus.in.es, $o. J tell in, $tep »'itn them. But at the door, an Arab attendant stopped me. i ? cii i r i 11 \. r 1 1 :.i i inn i i1f>rj<;i>V" f The said I was with the press. "Check in at the side door," he said crisply. Well, there was no one to greet me at the side door-, so I kept walking — right into a big reception hall where everybody was talking. An usher gave me a shove. "Stay in line—please!'! he ordered. So I stayed in line. Next moment, a fat little attendant leaned across and asked, "Your name please?" I told him. -His voice bellowed across the embassy halls. "Your excellency," he said, "may I present..." and then shouted my name. Aad right there, in hand-shaking poaiton, was .this individual who stands 6 feet four inches and sports a heavy midriff. He towered .in fl6wing floor-length brown robe and peered at mo from Under a silky white head gear. "Glad to meetcha, Mr King," I blurted. He gave my hand a loose twist with Jiis; * ,'Justi -then the next person in line — it happened to be -Mrs John Foster Dulles — edged me on before I could gather my wits enough to ask about his wives, or something. WHAT'S FREE — A booklet that answers the big question, "What can an dcannot be stored in the home freezer?" Title of the book: "Freezing Combination Main Dishes." Write to: Department of Agriculture, Washington 25, D. C. FROM THE FILES OF THE ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES FEB. 18, 1937 * * * .A concenlraied effort againsi continuance of the Iowa sales tax is underway, with Swea City the center for the campaign in north Iowa. A total of 20 representatives from towns in thi.s area had been .set invitations to a dinner-meeting on the subject at Swea City Feb. 23, and a hoi discussion was almost sure to develop. Persons who objected to the sales tax claimed the state government could save a huge chunk of the money raised through the tax by lopping off many unnecessary clerks and secrptaries and eliminating a full schedule of salary increases announced recently. A real issue. * • • Floyd Elliott of Tiionka badly injured Tuesday while milking. A cow Kicked him and fractured his right leg above the knee. Mr Elliott's calls for help could not be heard, and he was not discovered lying in the snow until 1 Vs hours later when his wife went to search for him when he failed to come in ,1'or breakfast. Mrs Elliott then walked a half-mile to the home of neighbors so a doctor could be summoned. His ex^ct condition was not known, although it was feared he may have contracted pneumonia. '* » * The men ' of the Dean church held an oyster stew supper last Thursday evening, with proceeds promised to the Red Cross flood rejief fund. A profit of $57,50 \v?is realized as a large crowcj Enjoyed the stew. * * * MU4 weather coQiinued ia prevail throughout this area dyring the past week- A frigid, J6 'below zero mark started the week off, but from then on, it wus smooth sailing with highs frtf Hw WCPfc r »UKiT4 ft-pni, g5 to 40 abovs sera * An inch and a half of snow fell during the period, but didn't last long. * » » Marioria Fricls, dciucihier cf Mf ahd Mrs fi. 0. frfets, of led, had her nose badly out ol joint this wefek, but fffe iiljtUf wasn't considered too serious. Marjorie wa» three years old and had bfeft "daddy's boy" from the time she bfigaft talking. The nose injury was the result of the birth of a hine pound boy, which was delivered to MA Friets in the Buffalo Center hospital, the first brother for Mar* jorie and her sister. Now daddy really had a boy. 0. S. Bailey, sectftfaty °* &* Algona Chamber of Commerce, was also secretary of the Kossuth Safety Council. Saturday night, while returning from a meeting in Des Moines with his wife and son, the Reileys got stalled in a snow drift near Belmond and the family was forced to spend the night in a farm house nearby. Trie next morning Reiley found that a truck had smashed into the rear of his auto, then gone on its way. According to all reports, Mr Reiley's interest in highway safety was at a new peak. * • » A meeting of young men interested in forming a Junior Chamber or .Commerce unit in Algona had been called* for Thursday night in the courthouse. Temporary organization plans and other details involved in formation of the club were to be discussed- Eight or ten local young men had been pushing efforts for establishment of the organization. • • • Ko&sulh county chickens were on the menu of the Democratic party's victory dinner slated for March 4 in the. Mayflower hotel at Washington, D. C. A carload of dressed poultry, including enough chicken for President Roosevelt and 2,100 guests was to leave the Swift plant here in time for the event. Behind The Movie Sets { WITH BUDDY MASON Hollywood, Calif. — ,As of today, your Hollywood errand-boy is a citizen of Colorado! And, we have the papers to prove it! "Honorary citizen," .the engraved 'cei*tffica'fe'prbclaifhs to thrwbfld; in black and white, tho' somehow we can't recall being greeted by brass bands at State lines, in the past. * * * t_pur ersatz pedigree is quite impressive. A large, round, gold, sticker bears the great seal of The Sovereign State of Colorado and Governor Edwin C.« Johnson's signature is neatly printed in the lower right hand corner. When the black-and-blue marks reached our elbow, we stopped binching pufseiws,. Still, the document showed not the "least sign of fading out ift the best ap- pfoved, fftovit dfeatn-sequence fnafttier. t ( ' § ti was then iitftS w« kftied the letter. WOW! The blue, embossed, letterhead, bearing this legend: "the State of Cotorado- fixeeutive Chambers * Denver Edwin C. Johnson, Grovernor." Being a trifle wary, by nature, we put the missive down and did a fast recap. Could this be a new way to extradite a man? Make him a citizen — and then drag him "home?" * » » Th« last Mm* w« tisiied Colorado was in 1928. Your humble servant was then a youthful stunt-man en-route East for a Christmas visit t6 his mother. With a reel of stunt thrills on film, we Were paying our way by playing our way. Booked into Dickerson and Rickerson's Egyptian, Oriental and Broadway theatres, in Denver, we tried to boost box-office receipts by riding a bicycle around the cornices of the Morrison Hotel, while tossing handbills into the street below. * * * A comely Denver Miss, who managed dance bands, was helping us. She'd shove n e w batches of "tohighters" into our outstcetched hand as we'd reach a roof corner. Suddenly, she reached across the fire-wall with the huge, remaining stack. In a hoarse stage-whisper she warned, "We have visitors! You didn't run over a pedestrian out there on a cornice, I hope! Or have you invited up four Police Officers to ride on your handlebars?" Plainly, our blue-coated guests were not exactly in a jovial mood. It appeared that bulldogging stunt-men off bicycles on high rooftop ledges was not their favorite pastime. From a safe distance, they delivered our invitation to a command- performance at the nearest precinct station! By then, Helen Black of "The Rocky Mountain News" and Dee Bernardi of "The Denver Post" were on ^their way back to their respective 1 papers. They had their stories, bless 'em! Your e/rand-boy fervently wished he could say as much! We needed a good, plausible story at the moment! % Fortunately, Denver hadn't got around to passing a law forbidding Hollywood stunt-men, en- route East, to take bicycle jaunts 'around the cornices of Denver buildings. They did, however, .locate an old" anti-hahdolll'-ordi- nance, to convince us of the error of our ways, before we were released. * * * Guilty, guilty conscience! After all these ydars, had they located another fractured law 1 ?'- Th e comely Denver girl had long since turned her dance musicians loose on an unsuspecting world and was now Mrs Mason. GOOD GRIEF! Colorado wouldn't repossess the Missus! Or would it? Fearfully, we resumed read- ing, the Governor's letter. What a relief! Seems that Governor Johnson had become a movie-actor when Jimmy Stewart and Audie Murphy were on location in Colorado ror Universal - International's "Night Passage." He played a telegrapher to "plug" Colorado as an ideal scenic background for film locations. In addition, he was making "Honorary Colo* radoans" of movie column! \ s and assigning them to boost their new "home State!" t * • We hereby relay actor-publicist-Governor Johnson's invitation to film companies and his offer to share the majestic splendor of the Rocky Mountains with them. That done, we'll insist on remaining a mere "Honorary"' Citizen. We haven't finished wrestling with our California Income Tax, as yet. And, as we 'said, we're wary of Coloradoans bearing gifts. How do we know that Governor Johnson, in hid generous mood, wouldn't gladly share the Colorado BUDGET with us, too.? , Local Youth In Church Service Sheridan Strayer, son of Mr and Mrs Keith 1 , Strayer, Route 2, Algona, was one of two students from the Presbyterian Student Center at Iowa State Teachers College who spoke at the regular morning worsnip service at the Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church, Cedar Falls. Mr Strayer spoke on the subject of "Recognition of Your Call." Mr arid Mrs Leo Willadsen and Sandra went to Des Moines on Friday where Mr Willadsen was a delegate from Kossuth County at the State Delegate Assembly^ It's grand! salad dressing and Made by KRAFT from the one and only MIRACLE WHIP and special pickle relishes down Honpjtly now, would you rent * tractor If you had on? tr|at would do the |ob? Would you buy egg* In a grocery tto/e if your hens were producing more than you need? No. Of courte you wouldn't. That just isn't good wrue. But, are you buying from yourself at you/ local cooperative*? Or, do you buy your Urm tuppliei from your ovyn competitor? Many farmer! do. Many fa/rneri have paid for elevators they don't own. The farmeri In thl» community own thlt one. Many farmer* buy high priced, inferior quality product! because « fast talking »3le»man tells them ... or advertising does. The product; handled by this cooperative ere the best you can buy ... and you get the savings of buying cooperatively. FEICO FRO (« « good e»«mpW- Ypu own FftCO. You hfxe a financial stake in FEICQ. So, why not use FEICO-. (f» the best quality you can buy 4,rvd it's realistically priced- Besides that, ypu g«t the i«v|ng» of buying FEICO with more th»n 130,000 Other lows farmeri. Stop In today, let's talk over your ownership in this cooperative . . . an^ your stake In FEICO. squeeze you own this cooperative you own FELCO Buy from yourself LONE *OCK CO-OP EV6VATOR koiw Rock, i«ws THi FARMERS EliVATQE Bode. Jpwa F6NTON CO-OF EifVATQI FARMERS CO-OP ilEVATQR $wt§ City, Jpwe 8U8T CQ-OP ELEVATOR Burl;. Iowa WHITTEMORE CO-OP ELEVATOR WIST RING CO-OPERATIV i ELEVATOR, West Bend, la.

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